Extra Parts: Recycled and Found Object Art

Extra Parts: Recycled and Found Object Art
Fri, June 5, 2015 – Sat, July 11, 2015


Here’s an art show for hoarders, collectors, and clutterers who wish they could find a use for everything in the garage.

Call it art’s version of sustainability. This is art that would be nothing without recycling.

Aluminum, books, glass, wood, metal and maps are just some of the recycled and found items that inspire the pieces in “Extra Parts: Recycled and Found Object Art” at Blue Line Arts in Roseville.

Found-art ranges from childlike fascination with shapes and materials to seriously contemplated pieces from legitimate artists.

A trend of sorts most likely got started with a discarded porcelain urinal that sculptor Marcel Duchamp transformed into a fountain in 1917, and which still functions as a conversation-provoking fountain in Paris. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_object(It is titled, of course, “Fountain.”) But Pablo Picasso was already using readymade things in his art, most famously in “Bull Bicycle Seat,” in which a racing bike’s seat is turned wide-side-up to resemble the shape of the skeleton head of a cow hanging on a wall. http://www.pablopicasso.org/bull-head.jsp

In today’s imperative to recycle, 17 artists put new uses to found “stuff,” proving that what’s trash to someone is treasure to another.

Participating artists are:

Steve Bradford, Casey O’Conner, Ken Kalman, Ron Peetz, Sharon Payne Bolton , Libby Harmor, Gerald Barnes, Anne Pinkowski , Gary Miller, Clayton Bailey, Lee Nisbet, Janie Schnurr, Susan Savory, John Accurso, Andrew Connelly, Paul DiPasqua, Lisa Marasso